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How the 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor Acceleration Will Leave you In Awe

How the 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor Acceleration Will Leave you In Awe

January 29, 2023 Off By ShowBiz editor

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10The 2023 Ford F-15010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010 has its fair share Raptor models, ranging from the 450-horsepower regular to the 5.2L Supercharged Raptor R. However, the smaller 2023 Ranger Raptor is what piques our curiosity. In fact, we reckon this off-road-ready Ranger has so much potential that it’s worth waiting for its arrival here.

Although the 2022 Toyota Tacoma and 2022 Chevrolet Colorado have a significant amount of market share, the Ford Ranger is, by no means, a slouch in the mid-size arena. TRD Pro and ZR2 Bison have been popular, but the Ford Ranger is the one everyone has been waiting for.

20While 2023 Ranger Raptor sales began in overseas markets, the model has yet to arrive in the United States. The 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor10101010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010 101010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010110101010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010101011101010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010101

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1010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010101012 to be released in the USA is expected to be available by the next year. We know the Ranger Raptor’s capabilities because it has been sold in other markets. The Raptor’s acceleration, braking and off-road performance were measured by the team. Here are the details.

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2023 Ford Ranger Raptor Clocks Sub-6-Second 0-60 Mph Acceleration Time

You read that right. The 2023 Ranger Raptor runs about the same speed as the 2023 F-150 Raptor. In its best run, the baby Ranger managed a 5.79 second run to 100 km/hr (62 miles per hour), which was a few tenths slower that its big brother. PDrive TV recorded the figure by simulating launch control by holding the brakes. The truck ran the distance in 6.43 seconds without this little trick. Still mighty impressive, given it’s a mid-size runner.

PDrive TV also recorded the new Ranger Raptor’s quarter-mile times, which stands at 14.21 seconds. Ford provided a variety of custom touches and lots of off-road gear for the 2023 Ranger Raptor. The mid-sized Raptor truck is capable of traversing any terrain without having to sweat a bit.

Via Ford

The video shows that the team has a lot of fun letting the truck have its way on wet and muddy terrain. The Ranger Raptor is now taller and wider than its predecessor. It’s also equipped to withstand serious torture, both on the road and off. The Ranger Raptor comes with 33-inch BFGoodrich KO2 offroad tires wrapped around 17-inch wheels with optional Beadlock rims.

Fox Performance also collaborated with Ford Performance to create a competition-level offroad suspension for the Ranger Raptor. The four shocks are equipped with semi-active dampers as well as FOX’s integrated live valve controllers. Suspension height sensors and other sensors at each corner monitor terrain conditions independently hundreds of times every second and adjust suspension tuning accordingly.

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2023 Ford Ranger Raptor front third quarter accelerating view
Why The Cheapest 2023 Ford Raptor Will Be Awesome?

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That said, we know almost everything there is to know about the specs of what could possibly be the most affordable Raptor model in Ford’s lineup. The Ranger Raptor has the same twin-turbo 3.0L engine as other Ford and Lincoln models. Ford Performance tuned the powerplant to deliver 392 horsepower in Australia-spec models and 430 lbft torque in Europe. The 3.0L V6 could be available in the U.S. with slightly different outputs. We expect Ford

10 to use the same tune as the Broncoraptor, increasing power up to 418 horsepower. They could also keep the 392-hp tune from the Ranger Raptors.

Via Ford

The mid-size truck comes with a 10-speed automatic transmission with front and rear locking differentials. A four-wheel-drive system with multiple drive modes can be ordered. This system is controlled via a rotary selector. These bits make Ranger Raptor more adaptable in demanding situations. The Ranger Raptor can tow 5,500 pounds in high-speed desert conditions. This is due to its performance-rated suspension geometry.

The 2023 Ranger Raptor comes standard with a 12-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Android Auto connectivity and Apple CarPlay connectivity. The Ranger Raptor’s dash design is familiar and incorporates an all-digital cluster. This is similar to the Bronco Raptor. We can see leather and suede upholstery on the heavily bolstered front seat. We are still unsure of the Ranger Raptor’s U.S. debut, much to our dismay. We know that the Ranger Raptor unveil will be delayed to late 2023. This would make the long-awaited mid-size truck a 2024 model.

2023 Ford Ranger Raptor, red, front view closeup, desert
We also know that the 2023 Ranger Raptor only comes in one configuration, a crew cab with a five foot cargo bed. If priced right, we reckon this mid-sizer could be an absolute winner for Ford here in North America.

Sources: YouTube/PDrive TV, Ford

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